Pretty game! But I die super fast. :o
A downloadable game for Windows and Linux
Play in your browser (I recommend Chrome, Firefox or one of their derivations)
You can find the source code at: https://github.com/thebracket/secbot-2021-7dr
A tutorial series will follow shortly. I carefully used only techniques that can be derived from my book, Hands-On Rust.
What is a 7DRL?
The 7-Day Roguelike Challenge is one of my favorite game jams. The challenge is to make a roguelike (or "roguelite" if you feel like using a more relaxed definition) in a week. It's actually a little flexible, but you have seven days to make something playable. You can start with an existing engine, re-use existing code, or start from scratch. Use whatever language you like. Finishing a game is much harder than making part of one, so it's a great discipline to work on - and it feels great to release something, even if its not likely to be the next big hit.
What is SecBot?
I've been reading the Murderbot Diaries series of books by Martha Wells. Great young-adult space opera (it's been a while since I was a young adult, but still a great category). I really liked the security bot, part man, part machine. So I used the basic concept to structure the game.
The idea behind SecBot is that an outpost has ceased communications, so the morally dubious Bracket Corporation dispatch a security bot to find out what happened. Upon arrival, it becomes clear that things aren't going well for the colony - so the player rushes around collecting colonists and shepherding them back to the spaceship. I tried to bake some narrative/flavor into the game, and create a fun game you can enjoy over a coffee-break.
Either play the browser version or download the Windows or Linux executable. It's statically linked with all content inside, and the EXE file should be all you need.